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The Lime Tree Restaurant

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8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
0161 445 1217
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 15
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never fails to deliver

I'm lucky enough to be in walking distance of The Lime Tree and despite its familiarity it always manages something a little special. This weekend it was a fabulous soufflé starter, then a rib eye with the perfect sauce. The team are there for your need, unassuming and never pushy A simply... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
Liam B
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I'm lucky enough to be in walking distance of The Lime Tree and despite its familiarity it always manages something a little special. This weekend it was a fabulous soufflé starter, then a rib eye with the perfect sauce. The team are there for your need, unassuming and never pushy A simply fabulous place

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It's been a while since we ate at the Lime Tree, previous experiences have always been very good indeed and I especially thought the early bird dining offers (the lime tree were pioneers of the early bird before many others started doing the same thing) were great value and made the Lime Tree affordable on many occasions instead of just... More 

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Hale, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We have been fans of The LIme tree for years. I went for lunch today with the family and was very disappointed. The food was well cooked, smallish portions and in my opinion over priced. Be prepared to pay for starter , main, and desert around forty pounds without drinks. The accompaniment of vegetables contained no potatoes as advertised and... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Crab starter which was very good. The lamb with vegetables main was also good, but the restaurant was too nouvelle cuisine for me. I was hungry having worked hard doing the day and the portions were small ie you wouldn't meet your seven portions a day of fruit and veg dining here. Desert lemon cheescake was pleasant. Wines on... More 

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Joigny, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Had an enjoyable evening for a group of five. My meal was disappointing because the liver was overcooked despite asking for it rose. Sent a comment to the kitchen. Four days later got a reply apologising for the waitress but telling me the restaurant was great. West Didsbury has a lot of great restaurants but this one is a bit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Brief this time. Service was keen - probably overly keen as it was not that busy on a Friday lunch time. The food (scallops and salmon) were both fine - just average and a little dull. Pleasant, but not something you would go out of your way to visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

When I moved to this area (about three years ago), Lime Tree was thought to have gone "downhill", not the restaurant you took to impress people, I went twice and felt "meh", the service was poor and the food lacklustre in comparison to the rose garden and Bstro 156. However, I was invited to dinner here just this week gone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

delish food everything was perfect. one of my favorites in Manchester. try the lamb and the beef with Yorkshire pudd. the dessert was very good too

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I live this place. The food is always fresh and inventive whilst staying classic. The 2/3 course menu that is served before 6:30 is a brilliant offer and unlike other places who offer similar deals, you do not feel like you are being served a second rate meal because its an offer. Finally I love the choice offered on the... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A special evening and a fab meal -It was busy but we didn't feel rushed, and there was a great atmosphere. The decorations were stylish there were some lovely flowers and lots of soft lighting and candles. The staff were lovely, efficient but not not overly fussing. We had the assiette of duck to start with which was gorgeous, followed... More 

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Additional Information about The Lime Tree Restaurant

Address: 8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
Phone Number: 0161 445 1217
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $32 to $63
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 445 1217

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $32 to $63
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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